The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is just around the corner and we are here to provide a survival guide so you show up prepared and looking your best. This year is packed with an amazing set list, including Kendrick Lamar, Lorde, and Lady Gaga, who is replacing the oh so pregnant Queen Bee. Not sure how we feel about that, but Gaga is sure to bring her own je ne sais quoi to the festival.
If you were lucky enough to get your hands on tickets to this year’s festivities keep reading to ensure you roll into the Cali desert with the latest looks.
What to Bring
Your packing list should include
- 4-5 crop tops/tank tops
- 2 pairs of jean shorts
- 2 pairs of “fun leggings”
- 1 pair of sweat pants
- 1 baggy sweater (for the cold nights)
- 1 pair of comfy yet bold dancing shoes
- Sunscreen & sunglasses
- + all the undergarments, toiletries, and miscellaneous necessities you need over the weekend
Some other odds and ends should include a fanny pack for all your valuables. Backpacks are a good option but have limited accessibility and visibility. Pocket iPhone chargers are always a great throw in and Daddy Issues sells those along with many Coachella themed items.
What not to bring
Leave home the feathers and bindi. There has been an uproar over the past few years of party goers wearing these types of religious symbols. Save yourself the drama and jazz up your outfit with more appropriate accessories, make yourself a beautiful homemade flower crown with Lauren Conrad’s tutorial or even some glow in the dark face paint.
How to survive
Make sure to bring enough supplies, it’s better to have too much rather than not enough. This includes camping gear if you are staying over, lots of easily eatable treats (snacks, sandwiches, water), and don’t forget sunscreen for the day and bug spray for the night. If you plan to party all weekend make sure to get a few good hours of sleep each night with an eye mask and ear plugs.
Who to see
On top of all the performers, many celebrities lace up their dancing shoes and join the crowds. Be sure to keep your cameras ready to see party girl Paris Hilton, steamy Kellan Lutz, Victoria’s Secret angel Alessandra Ambrosio, and many more stars looking to party.
With a fiery lineup, clear skies, and this survival guide, you are sure to have the weekend of a lifetime.
Let us know how your Coachella weekend goes!